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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Tommy Sosebee "The Voice Of The Hills"; Jimmy Atkins
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Performer: Tommy Sosebee "The Voice Of The Hills" Writer: Jimmy Atkins Vocal with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
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Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Harry Babbitt; The Heartbeats; George Cates; David Saxon; Sammy Gallop
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Performer: Harry Babbitt; The Heartbeats Writer: David Saxon; Sammy Gallop Vocal With Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
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Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Tommy Sosebee "The Voice Of The Hills"; Grady Martin; Cliff Friend; Teddy Powell
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Performer: Tommy Sosebee "The Voice Of The Hills"; Grady Martin; Teddy Powell Writer: Cliff Friend with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George...
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Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Connie Haines; George Cates; Lionel Newman; Bob Russell
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Performer: Connie Haines Writer: Lionel Newman; Bob Russell Vocal With Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
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Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Johnny Long And His Orchestra; Bob Houston; Helen Young; Mabel Wayne; Al Lewis
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Performer: Johnny Long And His Orchestra; Bob Houston; Helen Young Writer: Mabel Wayne; Al Lewis Fox Trot; Vocal Choruses. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have...
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Topics: 78rpm, Swing
Source: 78